There's more to it though. This "beef" is doused with ammonium hydroxide to kill the pathogens prior to being packaged all pretty like for your viewing pleasure. Yum-fucking-O! If beef needs ammonia to kill bacteria before I eat it? I don't want it. There's claim about this not being bad for you, but since this LFTB is the main ingredient in dog food? I'm stepping aside and allowing Fido to have free fucking range (Also, I don't own any pets but if I did? Chances are high I wouldn't allow this pet to eat it either. Just saying.).
Have I been eating it for years without knowledge? Well yes, yes I have. That's not the point. The point is we're in the know now, so why continue? If it means adding another store to my route to purchase said beef products (I just decided to go with all meat products, including chicken and fish) and pay a few extra dollars in the process, then so be it. It's either that or become vegetarian. I love hamburgers and steak and...and...and...way too much, so I suck it up and go to a local grocery store where I know the food is quality, delicious and healthy. Can I taste the difference? In my opinion? Yes, yes I can!
I used to do all my shopping at the always dreaded Walmart. Then I did a lot of research on all the stores in my area and found out which ones sell meat with pink slime in it and which don't. Walmart? On the list that does. That's not okay with myself or my husband. It's not what I want in my body, his body or my kid's. It fucking disgusting.
There are reports available where Walmart spokesmen have stated it's in the works to offer its customers beef without LFTB, but you'd have to ask for it. What? It's not going to be out in the open? Excuse me but that's more fucked up than shopping at two stores each week.
If you're looking for a place that sells pink slime free beef this is a good starting point. Otherwise? Google is your friend ladies and gents. Don't be afraid to ask the butcher direct, there's no shame in that!
The reason I do keep shopping at Walmart isn't just for its carts that make left hand turns only when wanting to go right, or for its plethora of classy customers; it's plain and simply for the price. I can purchase my canned goods, cleaning products and toiletries (etc.) at a much lesser cost versus my local supermarket. My family is on a budget after all.
Now this post isn't just about pink slime. No way! I'm also here to inform you of a handful of websites I visit each week for coupons and such. Take advantage of this section if you will, or just run away screaming about pink slime, that'd be okay too.
- Stonyfield.com I include Stonyfield because I'm an organic dairy shopper when available. Yogurt and milk coupons every week!
- KrazyCouponLady This lists all coupons available from A-Z. It's crazy complete!
- Ebay Yes Ebay! This morning, I purchased 100 grocery coupons $2.08, including shipping! Thanks to my sister for the heads up on that one.
- Your local grocery store! Here in the South for me, that's Publix!
Okay, I'm stepping off my soap box for today. I won't get started on how probably 90% of the fast food you eat contains pink slime. That? For another day.